Eric Piety
Eric Piety

Senior Mediator

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Eric Piety

Eric received his mediation training at the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution in Los Angeles. He is the Founder and Primary Mediator at South Bay Mediation. After graduating from Pepperdine University, he attended graduate school at Cal State Northridge and was trained as a behavior therapist while earning his Masters in Psychology. Prior to specializing in Divorce Mediation, Eric worked more than 20 years as a Behavior Specialist skilled with intervening in disputes and de-escalating conflict.

More than 12 Years of Experience as a Divorce Mediator

As a divorce mediator, Eric understands you. He was involved in mediation from the client perspective during the dissolution of his own marriage many years ago. With these experiences, he realized that legal conflicts do not need to be fought as a winner-take-all battle where the parties are dehumanized. Since then, he has developed a very successful mediation practice, specializing solely in divorce and family law matters.

Divorce and child custody issues often require high levels of therapeutic skill to find agreement in the midst of emotional turmoil. Utilizing his experience as a therapist, Eric is highly effective in mediating divorce and other emotionally stressful family conflicts. As a divorce mediator, Eric has guided more than 600 clients to resolution and settlement.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)



Fees and Provisos


Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • LA County Bar Association
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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